1 A Cannon ball, one bloody day,
2 Took a poor sailor's leg away;
3 And, as on 'his comrade's back he made off,
4 A second fairly took his head off.
5 The fellow, on this odd emergence,
6 Carries him pick-back to the surgeons.
7 Z—ds! cries the Doctor, are you drunk,
8 To bring me here an headless trunk?
9 A lying dog! cries Jack, — he said
10 His leg was off, and not his head.
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Title (in Source Edition): The MISTAKE.
Author: William Taylor
Themes: illness; injury
References: DMI 27767
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- ABSOLUTION. ()
- Another on the same Subject, written with more Judgment, but fewer good Manners. ()
- The BREWER'S Coachman. ()
- The DROPSICAL MAN. ()
- FEMALE CAUTION. ()
- GRACE and NATURE. ()
- HULL ALE. ()
- PENANCE. ()
- A very gallant Copy of VERSES, (but somewhat silly) upon the Ladies, and their fine Cloaths at a Ball. ()